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    Default SAPS R5 new look

    hi guys any idea whats the new tactical looking fore grip and stocks on some of the SAPS R5s? is this a national upgrade or is it just selected units that have them? also i have heard that SAPS might be adopting the (dashprods), do any of you know if we'll be looking at something new soon?

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    Some units like national intervention have Fab defence kits on their 5's.

    Did someone trying to sell you a dashprod tell you that story?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP View Post
    Some units like national intervention have Fab defence kits on their 5's.

    Did someone trying to sell you a dashprod tell you that story?
    ok i was wondering because i have seen my local SAPS moving around with those mean looking kits on the R5s

    lol noways ill ever get a dashprod even if you have to tell me our saps stf is adopting them, i have a buddy that has one and he actually had to give away some 556 ammo because it never want to run smooth in his gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP View Post
    Some units like national intervention have Fab defence kits on their 5's.

    Did someone trying to sell you a dashprod tell you that story?
    I would love to know what Government paid for those kits
    Cause like anything, there would be one hell of an opportunity for mark up.

    Amazing that Denel etc didn't manufacture and supply kits after all that R&D for project african warrior

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAZZAMCK View Post
    Amazing that Denel etc didn't manufacture and supply kits after all that R&D for project african warrior
    Not really. The prototypes that I saw were shitty airsofty things, and weren't made by Denel or the CSIR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP View Post
    Not really. The prototypes that I saw were shitty airsofty things, and weren't made by Denel or the CSIR.
    Ah that makes sense

    One would've thought they had the capability to get it done at least though

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAZZAMCK View Post
    Ah that makes sense

    One would've thought they had the capability to get it done at least though
    Certainly the capability, but not anywhere close to the right price point.

    In real terms it will probably be more cost effective in the long term to replace the guns with a new system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP View Post
    Certainly the capability, but not anywhere close to the right price point.

    In real terms it will probably be more cost effective in the long term to replace the guns with a new system.
    yup 100% correct

    Question is will it be an order to our Chinese or Russian masters

    AK 102 could be a good substitute?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAZZAMCK View Post
    I would love to know what Government paid for those kits
    Along with the gonecoat refinishing, within a few K north of the cost of a new italian made AR15 with 2 mags.

    To understand it you have to take into account that with the former you dont have to deal with the nasty vagaries of a new barrel and action.

    To understand THAT you have to start reading Joseph Heller.
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